Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Winter Haven.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Keith

16 years of experience
279 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Showed up on time and was professional. Would definitely use him again.
Great service by keith... good job

Chris

18 years of experience
395 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Really good experience. Chris arrived promptly and replaced my starter very quickly. No issues. Friendly., very professional. Would highly recommend him.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Again, this guy was on point! My new mechanic name is Torrieanto!

David

11 years of experience
253 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Great guy very knowledgeable even went beyond my service to help pin point the real problem.

Nick

64 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
64 years of experience
Nick was GREAT. With a team like this, I hope to never step foot in a repair shop again! Making sure my kids have the app installed and know what to do when/if they have car problems. Thank you for this great service.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Although Casey had a bit of trouble finding us (lots of folks do though, lol!) he arrived and made a quick diagnosis. He found the problem right away. After installing the starter and giving the battery a good high amp jump, my buggy fired right up! He is very courteous and knowledgeable in his work. I highly recommend him!

Ryan

6 years of experience
8 reviews
Ryan
6 years of experience
On time. Quick and painless. Definitely would recommend

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Arrived on time and started to work on the car! I highly recommend him!

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very knowledgeable and gets the job done fast.

Jared

14 years of experience
44 reviews
Jared
14 years of experience
Jared is professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. He diagnosed and fixed my car starter issue very quickly and did the whole repair in just about an hour. Would definitely contact him again for future car repairs!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Winter Haven?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Winter Haven. Our mechanics in Winter Haven are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Winter Haven.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Smart Fortwo $438 $350.08 $87.98 6% $468.33
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan $285 $188.82 $95.98 10% $317.82
2015 Nissan Titan $338 $177.53 $159.98 14% $392.53
2011 BMW 535i xDrive $618 $409.82 $207.97 10% $689.32
2004 Land Rover Discovery $475 $395.37 $79.99 5% $502.87
2009 Porsche Cayenne $1747 $1226.88 $519.93 9% $1925.63

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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